The Navajo Council is now on Legislation No. 0240-14: Relating to Health, Education and Human Services Committee, Naabik’iyati’ Committee and Navajo Nation Council; Confirming Tommy Lewis, Jr., ED.D.as the Superintendent of Schools of the Department of Dine Education
SPONSOR: Honorable Jonathan L. Hale
Click on Navajo Nation Council agenda to view agenda that was adopted by the Council for their special session today.
DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE SPEAKING to Supt. Dr. Tommy Lewis
we have some serious social problems and it’s because schools are failing us. and it’s up to you. Dont’ let those school boards travel and travel. evaluate them on performance. and please do the same with the scholarship office. and the navajo language is important and i look forward to working with you.
DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON
Some of my community members asked me to oppose your appointment because of misuse of funds at Dilkon School and the possibility that you might not hold business manager accountable.
DELEGQATE ALTON SHEPHERD
what is the probationary status? i ask this because he was in this position in 2007 and he was in state of Washington. I would like that he be evaluated in a year. Would the Council do that or the Dine’ Board of Education.
DELEGATE LEONARD PETE
if i was to hire you, i would have second thoughts. you’ve been job hopping. are we going to be stepping stone. you worked two years here and there. longest job was Dine’ College. makes you look unstable. And the loss of our students/children is not school’s fault. it begins with first teachers, which are the parents. if you learn Navajo language off paper and book, it’ll be like watered down tea. Language comes with cultural teachings, integrity of being wholesome individual, wisdom, values.